The FINN-ish line is in sight for the Pro-Fitness rowers! – Donegal Daily

Big celebrations are planned this Saturday for the grand finale of the ‘Row the Finn’ charity challenge in Ballybofey.

Throughout April, members of the Pro-Fitness gym have been clocking up the kilometres on a gruelling 128km indoor rowing challenge in aid of the three North West 10K charities of 2022.

And tomorrow, the fitness crew will celebrate the completion of the distance, which equates to the length of the River Finn and back.

With every row, they have been raising funds for local charities: The No Barriers Foundation, Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Ireland Donegal Branch and Donegal Diabetes Parents Support Group. Please donate here: https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11432838_row-the-river-finn.html

Everyone is welcome to Pro-Fitness Gym, Glenside Business Park, from 11 – 2pm this Saturday to cheer the rowers all the way to the finish line. There will be tea and coffee supplied by the Hatters and a bake sale.

Recap on their journey in this video: https://www.facebook.com/416477578922786/videos/1039134810033205

And on Sunday, there is the perfect chance to get ready for the North West 10k at a fundraising 5K Run/Walk! The chipped race sets off from Glenside Business Park this Sunday at 9.30am. Register online at: https://www.njuko.net/pro_fitness_5k_2022/select_competition?fbclid=IwAR20QS5ruLXURaFYl9xFHVVYdVJbLn34BMpgrcV0hRMZ1pDKLvNxKuCqpRI

All proceeds from the event will support:

SBHI: The Donegal Branch for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus was formed in 2010 due to local families finding a lack of support and information. The purpose of the national association is to provide information, advice and support to people with Spina Bifida and or Hydrocephalus their parents and carers, as well as to promote social inclusion and equality for people with these conditions in our society. The group is made up of families and carers supporting one another through life’s journey.

NO BARRIERS FOUNDATION:
The No Barriers Foundation operates an inclusive health facility in Letterkenny and is equipped with specialist neurological equipment allowing anyone with a disability to exercise and improve their current level of physical and mental health, regardless of their current baseline. No Barriers are a highly innovative social enterprise, thanks in large part to their use of an Ekso Bionics Robotic Exoskeleton – the only suit of its kind in the North West for revolutionary rehabilitation.

DONEGAL DIABETES PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: Donegal Diabetes Parents Group is dedicated to helping families of children with Diabetes. They achieve this by providing support, education and motivation. They also raise public awareness of diabetes and its symptoms and challenges and fund research into finding a cure.

The 25th North West 10k takes place on Monday 2nd of May in Letterkenny at 11 a.m. The online entry fee is €15.  To enter online click on this link https://www.njuko.net/nw_10k_2022

 

 

The FINN-ish line is in sight for the Pro-Fitness rowers! was last modified: April 22nd, 2022 by Rachel McLaughlin

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